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Fox Hollow Vineyards

Fox Hollow Vineyards
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.3% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32

Fox Hollow Vineyards
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.3% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Aromas of jarred salsa, boxed raisins, ground pepper, and riesen chocolate chew with a lightly tannic, dry-yet-fruity full body and a peppery, medium-long ripe plum, roasted mushrooms, sandalwood, kosher salt, and nutty sherry finish with firm tannins and moderate oak. A richly flavored cabernet with big body to stand up to steaks.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: jarred salsa, boxed raisins, ground pepper, and riesen chocolate chew
Taste Flavor: ripe plum, roasted mushrooms, sandalwood, kosher salt, and nutty sherry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A richly flavored cabernet with big body to stand up to steaks.

The Producer

Fox Hollow Vineyards

The Producer
939 Holmdel Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733
USA
1 732-7720330

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.